Thursday, March 16, 2017

Running on faith (Eric Clapton) (LP 93)

Eric Clapton Unplugged (CD - Reprise, 1992) ****

Genre: Blues

Places I remember:  I had a bespoke cassette tape of this courtesy of Roger Marbeck but then saw a cheap CD version in The Warehouse.

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles:  Layla

Gear costume:  San Francisco Bay Blues

Active compensatory factors: This went mega for Eric at the time and it's kinda easy to see why. The MTV unplugged format suited him and his easy going blues treatments to a T.

He's in a warm, relaxed, laid back mood throughout and without the video you don't have the constant fiddling with the slipping glasses as a distraction.

One slight niggle is that it's maybe a song or two too long. Less is more Eric!  A lesson that wasn't learned with the reissue which added 6 more songs!

Where do they all belong? From The Cradle was next up a year or so later. An electric version of some blues standards - it's worth checking out too.

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